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NCAAB: Kentucky has Owned Tennessee

kentucky vs tennessee

There’s no need to sugar coat this one —Kentucky has been as close as it gets to being a lock when they host Tennessee. The last nine times that the teams have met in Kentucky, the Wildcats have gone 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS. To add more fuel to the tire fire, Kentucky has won seven straight overall at home while Tennessee is just 1-11 in its last 12 road games.

Shark Bites
  • Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Kentucky's last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in Tennessee's last four games after losing as a favorite.

If Tennessee backers are looking for something to lean on, however, look no further than tonight’s massive 17-point spread. Kentucky has been a poor bet when favored by 17 or more points, going 1-5 ATS in their last six games in that situation. During their current run against the Volunteers, Kentucky has covered two double-digit spreads — -15.5 and -13.5.

The total opened at 150, and the teams have had a tendency to go OVER against each other, as they’ve gone OVER the total in four of their last five matchups. Also of note regarding the total, Kentucky has gone OVER in nine of their last 10 games after consecutive ATS wins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Kentucky Wildcats in this one found them listed as -15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Volunteers was expected to move the line.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats are 19-6 overall and 12-13 ATS, while the Tennessee Volunteers are 12-13 and 12-11-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Kentucky boasts a 13-12 on the OU, and Tennessee is 11-12-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-ranked Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 158-rated Tennessee Volunteers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 52-rated squad against Tennessee's No. 68-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 177 in the country with 6.44 per game, while their foes tonight, the Tennessee Volunteers rank No. 98 nationally with 7.56 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Volunteers endured a 75-64 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Kevin Punter at Mizzou Arena.

The battle between the Wildcats and Gamecocks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Carolina was handed a 89-62 defeat on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 7 games
  • Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kentucky is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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